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Headword: Ἵππεροι
Adler number: iota,528
Translated headword: horse-fevers, horse-passions
Vetting Status: high
[Formed] like ἴκτερος ["jaundice"]. One who has a passion involving horses. Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "but he poured a horse-fever over my money." He played on ἴκτερος ["jaundice"], which is diffused over the faces of the sufferers. Thus [he is saying that] a horse-fever has been cast upon the money.
Greek Original:
Ἵππεροι: ὡς ἴκτερος. ὁ περὶ τοὺς ἵππους τὸν ἔρωτα ἔχων. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: ἀλλ' ἵππερόν μου κατέχεε τῶν χρημάτων. ἔπαιξε παρὰ τὸν ἴκτερον, ὃς περιχεῖται ταῖς ὄψεσι τῶν νοσούντων. οὕτως ἐπιβεβλῆσθαι τοῖς χρήμασιν ἀντὶ ἵππερον.
Aristophanes, Clouds 74 (web address 1), with a version of the scholia there garbled at the end (delete ἀντί before ἵππερον ).
For ἴκτερος , see iota 278 and iota 279.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; imagery; medicine; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 June 2006@01:17:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 14 June 2006@03:27:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 14 January 2013@05:06:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 January 2013@01:49:15.


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